The Daily Port of Call: May 6, 2014

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Photo by Alexander Lvov/bigstockphoto.com

In today’s Daily Port of Call, you’ll find why bullying your protagonist is a good thing, inspiration for your writing in myths, and the 5 Cs of writing a great thriller novel.

Discover why bullying your protagonist is a good thing.

While one author claims that the novel is dead, Chuck Wendig of Terrible Minds disagrees, and Salon notes the frequency with which the claim is made.

Need a little inspiration? Try using myths for writing prompts.

Explore the 5 Cs of writing a great thriller novel. Careening is included.

“This is me – with filthy language and relationships analyzed and depicted in intimate detail.” How writing erotica freed one author from doubts.

Here are twelve tips to help you work successfully from home.